The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is the UK’s leading impartial organisation helping people save energy and reduce carbon emissions. EST does this by providing expert insight and knowledge about energy saving and renewable energy technologies, supporting people to take action, helping local authorities, communities and businesses to save energy and providing quality assurance for goods, services and installers. Energy Saving Trust was formed in 1992 and we offer impartial advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, use water more sustainably and save money on energy bills.  We work with hundreds of organisations and groups in the public and private sectors, providing insight and support that enable them to deliver energy-saving initiatives to consumers across the UK. The Energy Saving Trust is an independent, non-profit making organisation that acts as a bridge between government, consumers, trade, businesses, local authorities and the energy market with four offices across the UK in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

What we do

Our activities include delivering or managing government programmes, testing low-carbon technology, certification and assurance for businesses and consumer goods and developing models and tools. The Energy Saving Trust has considerable experience of working on and coordinating a portfolio of EU-funded pan-European energy projects. In 2007, The Energy Saving Trust held the Presidency of EnR (the European Energy Network) – the network of 24 Member States’ national energy agencies – and currently chairs the EnR Buildings, Transport and Labelling and Ecodesign Working Groups.

Our role in the ene.field project

The energy saving trust is leading the development of the end-user surveys for the field trial participants. The surveys will build our understanding of consumer’s attitudes and experiences of living with a micro CHP system, the benefits the technology brings and any potential barriers for future uptake. We are a contributor to the dissemination Work Package. Using our experience working with consumers we will ensure effective communication with householders and end users. We are responsible for developing the end user information packs to engage with end users at the start and the end of the project. The Energy Saving Trust will lead on communications to householders involved in the trials including the preparation of a householder information pack and householder survey to understand attitudes and consumer behaviour with respect to FC micro-CHP.


Mr Andrew King